ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE: Pope Francis instructed on Saturday (Sep 23) that some international locations have been “taking part in video games” with Ukraine by first offering weapons after which contemplating backing out of their commitments.
Francis made his feedback aboard the airplane getting back from a visit to the French port metropolis of Marseilles. He was responding to a reporter’s query about whether or not he was annoyed that his efforts to result in peace had not succeeded.
He has despatched an envoy, Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, to Kyiv, Moscow, Washington and Beijing to satisfy with leaders there.
He stated he did really feel “some frustration” and talked in regards to the arms business and the conflict.
“It appears to me that the pursuits on this conflict aren’t simply these associated to the Ukrainian-Russian downside however to the sale of weapons, the commerce of weapons,” he stated.
“We must always not play video games with the martyrdom of this individuals. We’ve got to assist them resolve issues … I see now that some international locations are transferring backwards, not wanting to provide (Ukraine) arms. A course of is beginning by which the martyr actually would be the Ukrainian individuals and that’s an unsightly factor,” he stated.